WinMedia, a world leader in automation and content management software solutions for broadcasters, and Globecast, a leading-edge content contribution, preparation and distribution company, have signed a partnership agreement to integrate and distribute their state-of-the-art technologies.The tools to prepare, plan and playout the content encompassed in WinMedia solutionshave been combined withGlobecast’s powerful satellite delivery platform.
Six leading TV channels in North and West Africa already benefit from this cost-effective end-to-end package.
The deployed solutions feature a vast array of WinMedia Traffictools for ingestand scheduling, which is installed in the broadcasters’ premises, as well as a WinMedia Playout system, set up inGlobecast’stechnical operation center in Paris. “This innovative remotely controlled solution enables broadcasters to run their channel playout operations from their own premises, controlling costs and enabling them to be completely hands-on with their channel. We have a unique combination of network reach and satellite capacity, which combined with WinMedia solutions means we can offer broadcasters of all sizes a one-stop offering that covers content preparation, management as well as local and global delivery,” explains Wenping Jiang, product manager at Globecast.
“Thanks to WinMedia TV comprehensive suite, broadcasters quickly prepare and preview their playlists, add any number of upper/lower third graphics using the intuitive WinPublish module and send their programming to the fully redundant playout system in Paris,” adds Pascal Cima, CEO at WinMedia Europe.
Each playout server can simultaneously broadcast up to four different channels in HD and/or SD formatsalong with the relevant CGs that project the style and individual look of each program and channel. From there, the channels are sent via satellite to a Globecast teleport for uplink onto the satellite platform.